SNCF X 4200

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X 4200
X 4200 in August 2006 in Ambert
X 4200 in August 2006 in Ambert
Numbering: 4201-4210
Number: 10
Manufacturer: Renault
Year of construction (s): 1959
Retirement: 1985
Axis formula : Bo'2 '
Gauge : 1435 mm ( standard gauge )
Length over buffers: 27,770 mm
Trunnion Distance: 19,000 mm
Bogie axle base: 3000 mm (motor bogie)
2850 mm (running bogie)
Service mass: 55.0 t
Top speed: 130 km / h
Installed capacity: 590/608 kW (800/825 PS)
Traction power: 590/608 kW (800/825 PS)
Motor type: 1 motor type SACM 825 CV
Rated speed: 1500 rpm
Power transmission: diesel-electric
Seats: 1st class: 44
2nd class: 44

The X 4200 series consists of ten observation railcars that were used on scenic SNCF routes.

SNCF ordered these cars in 1956 and placed them in the delivery of mid-1959 on the lines Marseille - Nîmes - Vichy , Marseille- Nice , Marseille Digne and Geneva - Digne in Eilzugverkehr one. They were taken out of service in the 1980s.

1st class with 44 seats is located in the upper viewing area and offers a 360 ° panoramic view. Also in the 2nd class, which is divided into two rooms behind the driver's cabs, there are large windows that allow a good view. The engine room and the luggage compartment are located under the viewing platform. The vehicles are equipped with a ventilation system to regulate the temperature in the viewing platform. An air conditioning was provided, but was only available at the first railcar X 4,201th The passenger compartments are illuminated with fluorescent tubes .

The design was developed by Paul Arzens .

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